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5-day trade visit aims to position Ireland as a post Brexit solution for Asian Companies
Global leader in innovative fastening technologies and solutions, PennEngineering®, has increased its presence in Ireland with the development of a new, 80,000² ft. facility located in Galway on the west coast. The development highlights PennEngineering’s commitment to its European customers and expanding its production capabilities.
NEW YORK and DUBLIN (September 20, 2017) – Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) announced today its expansion into Europe with the opening of its European Headquarters in Dublin. The move is expected to create 100 new jobs over the next three years.
Dublin, 19th September 2017 – An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald, along with IDA Ireland today welcomed the announcement by XL Group that it has selected Dublin as its preferred location for its principal European Union (“EU”) insurance company, XL Insurance Company SE (“XLICSE”), subject to certain regulatory approvals, following the UK’s decision to depart from the EU.
An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald officially opened LinkedIn’s new
17,650 sq m Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) HQ at Wilton Place in Dublin today. The new building is the first that LinkedIn has built outside the USA, and is the result of an €85 million investment. The development was undertaken in order to meet the needs of LinkedIn’s growing workforce in Ireland, which has increased from three employees to 1,200 in just seven years.
Ireland’s most unique sci-tech conference will be back with a bang in June 2018, and now you can be one of the first to book your place there.
From its base in Dublin, Cubic Telecom is becoming a global player on the IoT and M2M front with the closing of a new round of funding worth €40m.
With antibiotic resistance on the rise, a team of researchers has drawn up the blueprint for drugs that could deliver a killer punch to bacteria.
A key element in understanding how human lungs fight TB has been unlocked, which could be crucial with the onset of an antibiotic resistance.
The new co-directors of SSPC hail from the fields of crystal engineering and pharmaceutical powder engineering.
A team of researchers has created autonomous vehicles on the microscale, not for the benefit of driving, but for future drug delivery.
As we drive down the road of autonomous car development, Wendy Belluomini of IBM Research thinks the biggest speed bump will be regulation.
The medtech industry in Ireland is going strong, with an estimated 39,000 people set to be working in the field by 2020.
Today An Tánaiste and Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Frances Fitzgerald TD joined Bill Graebel, CEO of Graebel Companies Inc., to announce the official opening of the company’s newly established Europe Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Financial Shared Services and Operations Centre in Dundalk and the creation of 125 new jobs within the next three years. Recruitment is already underway.
Center Parcs was delighted that An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD was today able to join Martin Dalby, CEO of Center Parcs to attend the Official Sod Turning Ceremony marking the start of construction work on the €233 million development at Center Parcs Longford Forest, Ballymahon, County Longford. The milestone occasion was celebrated with local community, as well as representatives from both local and national government.
New office building will help facilitate IDA job creation and FDI in Galway region
Following a meeting between Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and senior bank executives in Toronto yesterday, TD Securities confirmed that it will be expanding its operations in Ireland and, subject to regulatory approval, plans to establish a bond trading business there. The Dublin expansion is part of its growth strategy in Europe and will afford TD Securities the flexibility to meet the evolving needs of clients and respond to the changing business environment as a result of Brexit.
Bausch + Lomb, a leading global eye health company, today announced that Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD and Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald TD, Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, officially opened a €85 million extension at the company’s Waterford, Ireland facility to help meet the consumer demand of its contact lens portfolio, specifically Biotrue® ONEday daily disposable contact lenses.
Synexa Life Sciences, a global leader in biomarker services, has announced the opening of its international headquarters in Dublin. The new centre will be home to Synexa’s global business development activities and a new Bioinformatics Lab, and is expected to create up to 30 highly skilled jobs over the next five years.
IDA Ireland has today confirmed significant investments in the financial services sector in the first half of 2017. Over 15 global financial institutions have announced their intentions to set up or expand their operations in Ireland since January.
Limerick Institute of Technology has received planning permission to construct a major new campus at Coonagh.
Dublin mobile tech firm close to clinching new investment and creating more jobs
Shanbally, Co. Cork, 27th July, 2017 - Simon Coveney TD, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, today officially opened a new expansion at BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. in Shanbally, Co Cork. BioMarin has recently extended its site footprint to 20 acres as the company continues to experience a rise in the global demand for its therapies to treat rare genetic diseases that mostly affect children.
IDA Ireland today welcomes Bank of America confirmation that it has chosen Dublin as the preferred location for its principal EU legal entities following the UK’s departure from the EU.
Ireland cannot be complacent when it comes to Brexit, warns IDA’s Martin Shanahan.
Today’s Ireland is in expansive mode, with an economy
that regularly ranks among the fastest-growing in the
world. Our place in the global International Financial
Services Sector is strongly-established. Our place in the
EU and the Eurozone is central to the success of our open,
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Engineers are the lifeblood of any SaaS company, which is why it’s worth building a culture that attracts them.
Moving from service to product
Artificial Intelligence is one of the hottest topics in software right now.
Bill Macaitis advises on how SaaS companies can strengthen their brands and create a customer centric culture.
CEO of Qualitrics, Ryan Smith shares his insights on building a SaaS superstar business from SaaStock taking place in Dublin
Michael Lohan is Head of Medical Technology & Healthcare Services at IDA Ireland. In this role, he is an ambassador spreading the word about Ireland's opportunities to medtech and biotech companies around the world. IDA Ireland is proud to be a platinum sponsor of The Med Tech Conference since 2007. Come visit IDA Ireland at booth #323. In the second part of this two-part blog, Lohan concludes his discussion about why American medtech companies have been choosing Ireland as their European base of operations.
Michael Lohan is Head of Medical Technology & Healthcare Services at IDA Ireland. In this role, he is an ambassador spreading the word about Ireland's opportunities to medtech and biotech companies around the world. IDA Ireland is proud to be a platinum sponsor of The Med Tech Conference since 2007. Come visit IDA Ireland at booth #323. In this two-part blog, Lohan talks about why American medtech companies have been choosing Ireland as their European base of operations.
How much of your business relies on software? Quite a lot. How much of it came in a box? Not a lot. That very fact has changed the world as we know it.
Software nowadays comes as a service. SaaS for short. It's not downloaded locally on your computer, it does not have a hefty price tag, and it is updated and improved all the time. It’s a tech revolution that has been going on for years. Its full impact is only becoming clear now, though.
IDA Ireland is proud to be a founding sponsor of MassRobotics. IDA Ireland has been successful in attracting and supporting multinationals for a long time and always strives to ensure Ireland stays at the cutting edge of technology and manufacturing developmentswith initiatives like the new Irish Manufacturing Research Institute positioning Ireland as a global leader in Advanced Manufacturing.
Ireland may not be the first country that comes to mind in aviation, but it certainly has a strong impact now in how the industry is run.
IDA Ireland has partnered with the New England Venture Capital Association (NEVCA) to bring the NEVYs to Boston this year. #NEVYs17
Fintech’s first wave was all about new names targeting businesses and consumers with services like money transfer, foreign currency exchange, and even loans. We now live in a world where Apple, a company best known for making a smartphone, could conceivably become a bank. Last year, the UK saw the launch of several challenger banks including Atom Bank which began offering savings and followed up with mortgage services. More expansion is expected during 2017.
Get Your Red On
St Patrick's Day is Ireland's national day of celebration and one that is truly global. The world is going green but here at IDA Ireland, we are marking St Patrick's Day by going red. How? Why? Our little film below tells all.
Data privacy, data protection in EU, how American companys should prepare for GDPR and why to nominate Ireland as lead Data Protection Commissioner, why Ireland is the data capital of Europe.
IDA Ireland will be attending the Silicon Slopes Summit in downtown Salt Lake City, which is taking place later this week. Over 7,000 tech enthusiasts will be attending the two day conference, giving attendees the chance to interact with some of the industry’s leading technology experts and innovators. The event also coincides with the Sundance Film Festival, so there may be opportunities for some star-spotting along the way!
I see myself as a global worker. As an Irish-American I can work in nearly 80 states, 50 in the US and about 30 in Europe (EEA). I also spent some time in Toronto on an employment visa, where I benefited both professionally and personally thanks to Canada’s famed hospitality.
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